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Growing Pains: From Classroom to Corporate

Co-operative Education

Being the youngest in the office can be difficult.  Ashley combats those pesky thoughts of self-doubt that we all know too well with words of affirmation.  

By: Ashley Schultheiss 2388 reads | 0 comments
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How I Landed a Co-op at Tesla

Career Exploration

It is not hard to produce a perfect car. The difficulty lies in manufacturing 100,000 cars exactly alike. Read about the challenge of manufacturing modern luxury vehicles at Tesla Inc. 

By: Ryan Fielding 3618 reads | 0 comments
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Venturing into the Unknown: A Co-op Story in Eastern Canada

Canada

Venturing out into adulthood can be a challenging experience. At the same time, it can be very eye-opening. For Emily, completing a co-op term in Toronto was the perfect opportunity for independence and adventure. 

By: Emily Cheung 1794 reads | 0 comments
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Video: Co-op in a Nutshell

Co-op

What will you create with co-op? Watch Emily's video for a glimpse into her summer experience working for the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association.  

By: Emily Sweeney 2489 reads | 0 comments
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Experiencing what Life has to Offer, in Ottawa Ontario

Co-op Reflections

Moving away from home and starting a new job is both exciting and scary. This fall, Hannah began her first co-op term in Ottawa. Here she shares the ups and downs and why she would do it again in a heartbeat.

By: Hannah Weinkauf 2297 reads | 0 comments
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Lessons from a Co-op Outside of your Field

Career Exploration

When Sara began her co-op search she was set on Silicon Valley but soon realized a little local experience was needed. A semester working for International Services for Students at SFU gave her the skills and experience to more confidently pursue her dreams. 

By: Sara Milosavic 1647 reads | 0 comments
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A Startup Journey: Addressing Water Scarcity through Tech

Business

From concept to implementation, launching a start-up can be both exhilarating and demanding. Mechatronic System Engineering students, Hitesh and Devpreet share their start-up journey with Venture Connections and TechE@SFU. 

By: Hitesh Advani & Devpreet Bhullar 2146 reads | 0 comments
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Shedding Light on Mental Health in the Workplace

Communique

Mental health issues don't just disappear in the workplace.  Nelson urges us to "end the stigma, talk about mental health, form dialogues and accept that we are not alone."

By: Nelson Hang 1849 reads | 0 comments
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Things Happen For a Reason: Three Ways to Turn Every Experience Into a Great Opportunity

Co-op

Bored already?  Hitting a plateau at work can be discouraging – but it doesn’t have to be.  Follow Lauren’s experience of turning a roadblock into an opportunity for growth.

By: Lauren Brosseau 1649 reads | 0 comments
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Building Relationships: 5 Tips for Networking within the Federal Government

Health Canada

Interested in a career with the federal government? Kate McMurchy shares tips on building new connections and making the most of your co-op. 

By: Kate MacMurchy 3895 reads | 0 comments
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Leave University with Years of Relevant Experience: Do 3+ Co-op Work Terms

Business

Getting a great job without experience can be tough. Business Co-op Program Manager, Tanya Behrisch explains how to graduate with not just work experience but more than a year of relevant experience, all while completing your degree. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 1924 reads | 0 comments
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Five Resources to Access when Seeking Your Co-op Job

Co-operative Education

Searching for and adapting to your first co-op work term can be tough and quite unexpected. Jordan reveals five tested practices for boosting your resume and building confidence. 

By: Jordan Sukkau 1741 reads | 0 comments
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As a Senior Co-op Student, What Do I Get for My $800 Tuition?

Business

Thinking about joining the co-op program but hesitant at the idea of having to pay tuition?!? Tanya Behrisch explains the costs and benefits of co-op and the advantages of investing in career development while you are a student. 

By: Tanya Behrisch 2665 reads | 0 comments
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The Government of Canada: The Digital World of Information Management – PART II

Arts and Social Sciences

In the last part of this two part series, criminology student Julia Apeles shares her experience working as an Information Managment Specialist with the federal government. 

By: Julia Apeles 1924 reads | 0 comments
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The Co-op Balancing Act

Finance

Hazel Cheung discusses the importance of creating work-life balance and an awesome office culture while on co-op with the RCMP. 

 

By: Hazel Cheung 1952 reads | 0 comments
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Picking a Community Over a 'Workplace'

Career Exploration

Shonnah talks about her co-op experience with MTU Maintenance 

By: Shonnah Hoy 1613 reads | 0 comments
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Why Your Workplace Environment Matters

Co-op Reflections

There are many things to consider when deciding on your co-op, here are some tips to ensure you have the best co-op experience!

By: Samantha Manalac 1964 reads | 0 comments
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Why a Co-op Position Downtown Might be for You

Co-op

Considering a Co-op position in downtown Vancouver? Find out the perks and challenges of working in Vancouver’s bustling business district.

By: Nicole Bourne 1716 reads | 0 comments
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Is your Employer Doing Enough for the Community?

Human Resource Management

Are you curious about what impact your employer has on the larger world? Reading about it is not enough! Get up, get out, contribute and see for yourself!

By: Julie Nguyen 2113 reads | 0 comments
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Three Lessons from Twenty-Four Months on the Job

Communication, Art and Technology

"I’d be hard pressed to say I have my life figured out – I really don’t."  Ryan shares what his Co-op journey has taught him and some tips for anyone who is currently doing Co-op.

By: Ryan Lee 25514 reads | 0 comments